Archive for July, 2013

Bryneithin: Public consulted for site’s future

Bryneithin (photo from Wales Online)

Bryneithin (photo from Wales Online)

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has launched a public consultation to consider future plans for the Bryneithin site in Dinas Powys.

Until early 2013, the building was a residential care home and the base for Crossroads Care in the Vale’s day centre.

The decision to close Bryneithin Care Home was taken in December 2009, after which no new clients were admitted. The home was closed in 2013 and a cabinet working group was then established to identify and appraise options for the future of the site that would meet the care and support needs of older people living in the Vale.

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‘Decrease’ in UK Dementia Risk

Older People ResizeResearch published recently in the Lancet suggests that the risk of older people in the UK developing dementia is decreasing.

The study focused on three areas of England – Cambridgeshire, Nottingham and Newcastle – where dementia rates were compared between people born twenty years apart.

Experts had predicted that 8% of people aged over 65 would have developed dementia by 2011. However, the figure for 2011 was just over 6%. Researchers believe improvement in public health could have largely influenced the results.

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